November 23, 2014

November 21, 2014

Black Friday Deals
Black Friday is just a week away and we can already feel the shopping pressure! But the good news is that some retailers are expanding those deals through the holiday season, and we got all the details from Tech Expert Andrea Smith.
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Holiday Entertaining
From the decor, to the menu, and even the clean-up, The Chic Wife, Kris Schoels gave us her tips for throwing that holiday party!
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Holiday Entertaining Ideas
With the holiday season upon us, planning holiday get-togethers can be a little overwhelming. So we got some fun tips to save time from Lifestyle Expert Justine Santaniello.
InTheNews.TV, SodaStreamUSA.com, pinterest.com/dreyersicecream, pinterest.com/edysicecream, HeosbyDenon.com, Outback.com/Seating

Love is On
Olivia Wilde headed to the Big Apple’s Times Square to launch Revlon’s “Love is On” campaign, which gives you the chance to show how you love!
Revlon.com/LoveIsOn

Healthy in a Hurry
Our Diet Diva Tara Gidus gave us some pointers for staying healthy during the hectic holiday rush!
Mealtime.org/KidsNutrition, 7-Eleven.com

BooHoo
Boohoo.com has styles for all and today they broke down the latest styles for your next party! Enter here for your chance to win $200 to spend at boohoo.com!

Healthier Holidays
Looking for a healthier holiday season? The Registered Dietitians from Appetite for Health break down how canola oil is the perfect accessory for your holiday dishes.
AppForHealth.com

Krystal’s Secret Stuffing
Krystal is sharing their secret stuffing recipe just in time for the holiday season and we got a look at how it’s made! Check out their YouTube to see for yourself!
krystal.com

Kelley Blue Book
Kelley Blue Book is The Trusted Resource® for new cars with the latest new car tools, insights and information to help you make a smart new car decision. To learn more, Visit KBB.com on your desktop, mobile phone, or tablet and follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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November 20, 2014

Holiday Gifts from Microsoft
We got some help with our holiday shopping from our friends at Microsoft!
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Holiday Gifting Made Simple
Whole Foods Market’s Jeanne Tamayo shared the scoop on the latest and greatest sustainable buys on the holiday gifting market, with something for everyone on your list!
wholefoodsmarket.com

Black Friday Gift Ideas
Tech expert Andrea Smith shares advice on how to cut through the confusion and pick the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
officedepot.com, livescribe.com, Samsung.com, intel.com, martianwatches.com, KillerApps.TV

Healthier Twist on Holiday Cooking
Chef Jake Brenchley of the Kessler Collection joined us with some healthier options for our holiday feasts!
KesslerCollection.com

Hosting the Holidays
With the holidays fast approaching we’re nearing entertaining season! We have some great tips and ideas to be THE hostess-with-the-mostess. NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® is a stylish line of single–serve machines that deliver 19 coffeehouse-quality drinks in under a minute. Visit Bona at mybonahome.com to bring some sparkle to your home this holiday season. If you are hosting a holiday gathering, having a bottle of Zero Odor is like host insurance against odor issues. Grapes from California are in-season May through January and are perfect for every holiday celebration.Get inspired at GrapesfromCalifornia.com or Facebook.com/GrapesfromCalifornia.

Just For Kids
Jessica got a look at some of the cool “kids only” places aboard the Disney Dream!
disneycruise.disney.go.com

Brine Your Turkey with Kikkoman
What’s the most stressful thing about Thanksgiving? According to 47% of consumers, their biggest concern is a dry turkey! This year, ease your anxiety by using Kikkoman Soy Sauce to make the Juiciest Bird you ever did taste. Make sure to check out kikkkomanusa.com/juicybird before making your meal this holiday!

Holiday Tech Gifts
We got the scoop on the tech that’s topping wish lists this year!
CE.org, DeclareInnovation.com

Mirassou
How can you keep the holidays from getting so harried? Mirassou Winery offers some simple tips whether you’re hosting or an invited guest to holiday gathering. Start by creating a holiday wine rack, so you always have wine on hand throughout the season. And a beautiful bottle of wine, like those from Mirassou – the one with the sun on the label – can easily welcome in the holiday season, no wrapping required!
mirassou.com

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November 19, 2014

Which Tech is Right for You?
Tech Expert Mario Armstrong showed us how to test drive the latest and greatest technology with Intel and Best Buy.
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How to Share a Meal
Host Claire Robinson, of Food Network’s “5 Ingredient Fix” shares tips and tricks for delicious Thanksgiving dishes and how to “share a meal” with families in need this year.
projectsunlight.us

Prep Your Home for the Holidays
Design Expert Jennifer Farrell shares some of her expert tips on preparing your home for the holidays!
charmin.com

Hot Holiday Gift Guide
Lifestyle expert Raina Seitel shares hot holiday gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season.
thermos.com, pulsarwatchesusa.com, lindtusa.com

Holiday Entertaining
Lifestyle expert Evette Rios shared products to reduce the stress of hosting holiday parties!
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Holiday Travel
Celebrate the Holidays in the Texas Hill Country Wine Region at Horseshoe Bay Golf and Lake Resort. Visit hsbresort.com for more detials. Established in 1923, London Fog‘s synonymous with affordable luxury and quality. London Fog remains innovative and authentic while continuing to offer fashionable yet function-able collections. Toronto, Ontario is known as the world’s most multicultural city and is the perfect holiday getaway this season. For more info visit SeeTorontoNow.com. TravelSafe Insurance is the industry leader in travel insurance products through innovation, experience and excellent customer service offering comprehensive policies since 1971. To learn more about all of their TravelSafe products, or to receive a free no obligation quote, visit travelsafe.com.

Gifts for Techies
Do you have a “techie” on your holiday shopping list? If so, we’ve got some great suggestions today! Activision is redefining the toys to life phenomenon with another ground-breaking innovation, Skylanders Trap Team. Check out skylanders.com! LoopPay is the most widely accepted mobile payment solution so you can pay by phone and leave your wallet at home. The HTC Desire 510 on Cricket’s nationwide 4G LTE network will thrill even the hardest to please. The Epson WorkForce WF-100 is the world’s smallest and lightest mobile printer, designed for professionals on-the-go. Learn more at Epson.com!

Holiday Stress
Dr. Taz Bhatia shared the best tips for managing stress around the holidays.
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Entertaining Mythbusters
Lifestyle and Efficiency Expert Kari Byron has tips, tricks and must-haves to make getting ready for the holidays easy, quick and stress-free! From preparing the food to getting the house holiday ready, Kari’s got you covered.
americanexpress.com

Hess Toy Trucks
The 2014 Hess Toy Truck and Space Cruiser with Scout, the official 50th anniversary truck, is available now at HessToyTruck.com for $29.99 with 6 Energizer® batteries and free shipping included, and at participating Hess, Hess Express and WilcoHess retail stores. Visit HessToyTruck.com to see how Hess is celebrating the toy truck’s 50th anniversary in a number of other ways!

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November 18, 2014

Max Out Your Vacation
Nationally Renowned ‘Savvy Traveler’ Rudy Maxa shares some great travel deals for the Holidays.
dreamsresorts.com, secretsresorts.com, mapquest.com

Hi Tech Holiday Preview
From Stocking Stuffers to Big Ticket Items, we got the tech that will top the list from The Hi-Tech Mommy, Cat Schwartz!
intel.com, amazon.com, schlage.com

Thanksgiving Celebration
One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is being surrounded by loved ones while enjoying comfort foods that have stood the test of time. With all of that tradition backing the day, making sure your feast is up to par might seem like a challenge. Entertaining/lifestyle expert and professional chef Maureen Petrosky shared tips for your Thanksgiving celebration, from making the perfect turkey, to food and wine pairings and delectable side dishes.
shadybrookfarms.com, ste-michelle.com

Guys Winter Style Guide
Looking stylish isn’t just for the ladies this winter! We connected with Style Expert, Celebrity Stylist and Fashion Editor at Esquire Wendell Brown about what’s in style for the guys this season!
videopump.tv

Travel Tuesday
In this week’s Travel Tuesday, the Stews showed us around Madison, Wisconsin.
SavvyStews.com

Liberty Tax Service
Don’t be caught off-guard by the health care law and its tax implications. Visit a Liberty Tax office soon and let the Affordable Care Authorities at Liberty Tax help you with health insurance. And let Liberty handle your taxes. Liberty will work hard to give you the most accurate tax return and to find deductions that lower your tax liability. Offices open November 15 so visit healthcaretaxinfo.com to find an office near you or call 1-800-673-8600.

Dating 101
From first impressions to making it last: fresh breath, perfect skin, great hair, and more! Editor, Yale Breslin and Clinical Psychologist Shannon Chaves share the survival guide for first dates and BEYOND!
wella.com, niveausa.com, casio.com, kohls.com

Soda Stream
SodaStream, maker of home beverage carbonation systems, is ideal for giving the gift of health this holiday season with the new dynamic duo, SodaStream Play and SodaStream Naturals. For more information, please go to sodastream.com.

Winter Skin 101
Winter can surely wreck havoc on the skin, so we got some tips on how to handle the cooler weather skin care routine from Dermatologist, Dr. Candace Spann.
Cetaphil.com

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November 17, 2014

Tech Trends for the Holidays
Gadget girl, Jamie Sorcher talked tech trends with us for the Holiday Season.
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National Bladder Health Awareness Month
Urologist, Dr. Jennifer Berman and Talk Sow Host, Sheryl Underwood discuss the common condition of bladder contro and speak out during Bladder Awareness Month in support of Underwareness, a social movement that aims to bring bladder issues out in the open.
depend.com

Macy’s for the Holidays
Macy’s has everything you need to decorate, cook and entertain like a pro this holiday season, whether you’re hosting a formal dinner or casual gathering with family and friends. Find the latest kitchen and entertaining essentials at Macy’s from favorite home brands such as Martha Stewart Collection, The Cellar and Charter Club. Visit macys.com to shop and learn more.

Holiday Tech Trends
Emmy Award-Winning USA Today Tech Columnist Jennifer Jolly shares the best tech for under the tree this year and still stay within your budget.
Microsoft.com

Baby Mythbusters
Mindy Walker, Executive Editor of American Baby reveals fact vs. fiction when it comes to taking care of our little ones.
johnsonsbaby.com

Holiday Entertaining
Decking the halls and hosting family and friends doesn’t have to be complicated or cost a fortune. Lifestyle expert Amy Sewell teamed up with BrylaneHome to share some easy and affordable ideas for entertaining and decorating your home this season.. and save 20% off the highest priced item with BHDAILYBUZZ at checkout!
BrylaneHome.com

RD to the Rescue!
Thanksgiving is the biggest food holiday of the year and our Diet Diva, Registered Dietitian, Tara Gidus, helped us solve some common Turkey Day dilemmas as our “RD to the Rescue!”
goveggiefoods.com, cranberryinstitute.org, getbacktothetable.com

State Farm
The most wonderful time of the year can also be one of the most stressful. To reduce the chance that your holiday is ruined, remember to driving and shop safely. Drive defensively and be patient when looking for a parking space. When shopping, use only one credit card, save your receipts, and monitor your credit card activity. For more information visit the State Farm Learning Center at learningcenter.statefarm.com.

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November 14, 2014

Food Should Taste Good
It’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving or even better, Friendsgiving! You know, when you get a big group of friends together potluck style, trying new recipes and have another excuse to eat your Turkey favorites sans the family drama? Friendsgiving, is about good food and company, which is exactly what Food Should Taste Good is all about. Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips taste great and have the added benefits of being gluten-free, while also being made with wholesome non-GMO ingredients and vegan. They have some great chips perfect for the holiday season, including the limited edition Harvest Pumpkin Tortilla Chip, plus fan favorites like their delicious Multigrain, Sweet Potato and Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, all of which pair perfectly with a variety of seasonal dips that we have here today. Find recipes crafted by the chefs at Food Should Taste Good at foodshouldtastegood.com available at retailers nationwide.

America Recycles Day
We talked to Johnson Controls’ Vice President and General Manager Ray Shemanski about the importance of recyclingautomotive batteries and shared the tools for finding a recycling location near you!
recyclingmybattery.com

Ultimate Holiday Gift List
Emmy Award Winner and technology and digital lifestyle commentator, Mario Armstrong shares a list to help you shop with complete confidence for the ultimate in holiday gifts, guaranteed to impress everyone on your list.
fujitsu.com, Nintendo.com, barnesandnoble.com, martianwatches.com, Lenovo.com, htc.com

Healthcare & Your Taxes
We got some help clearing the confusion when it comes to the Affordable Care Act and your tax return!
TurboTaxHealth.com

Holiday Getaways
Today Show editor Elizabeth Mayhew shared some tips, tricks, and must-have places to go for the holiday season!
seemonterey.com, leapfrog.com

Hottest Holiday Bash
The holiday season is all about the parties! Lifestyle Expert, Ceci Carmichael shared her tips on how to entertain our guests like a pro is!
videopump.tv

Shopko Optical
Shopko Optical introduces Asher & Ivy, an online-exclusive eyewear collection with hipster attitude and bit of geek chic. The eyewear focuses on trendsetters looking for superior craftsmanship and unique, current and bold styles at affordable prices. In addition, Shopko Optical gives back and donates a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need. The collection retails for $79.99-$99.99 and will be covered by a 120-day satisfaction guarantee. View the collection and order at Optical.Shopko.com.
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November 13, 2014

Entertaining With Ease
Chef Jennifer Bushman shared facts and recipes to help make sustainable and environmentally friendly foods a DELICIOUS staple at your holiday table!
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Top Toys for the Holidays
For parents across America, the anxiety about what holiday gifts to give their children has already started. This year, don’t wait until the kids have written their lists for Santa to start shopping – The Consumer Queen, blogger Melissa Garcia gave us a head start with her tips!
kmart.com

John Tesh Returns to Television
We caught up with John Tesh and got the details on his return to television with his new show, Intelligence For Your Life!
Tesh.com

Holiday Travel Tips
The holidays are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. Over 94 million Americans are expected to travel, 9 of 10 by car and the airports will also be busy. Digital Lifestyle Expert, Mario Armstrong shared some of his gadgets, websites and mobile apps that will help relieve some of the holiday travel stress.
killerapps.tv, Amazon.com, NexiaHome.com, HTC.com, Airbnb.com, GasBuddy.com

Love In Venice
Conductor Andre Rieu dedicated the title song from his new album Love In Venice, to the newly married George Clooney! We got the scoop on Andre’s new CD/DVD set, available exclusively at Target, or you can enter here for a chance to win the album for yourself!

Staples
Find your Style at Staples! Staples is making your home and office an inspiring destination rather than a dreary work room with brand new collections to express your personal style and launching just in time for the holiday season. The Cynthia Rowley Collection, Paperchase and Poppin all have exciting new lines launching at Staples.

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November 12, 2014

Avoiding Holiday Hassle
This time of year it seems like we blink and the holidays are already upon us. Child Lifestyle Expert, Elizabeth Werner, shared some great holiday gift ideas for our children!
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Busy Mom Musts
From the kitchen to the carpool, and everything in between, Lifestyle Expert and Mom of two, Amy Goodman shared her tips on how to get through your day with ease.
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Healthier Winter Skin
Seasons change and so does our skin. With the colder months quickly approaching, the frigid temperatures can really take a toll on our complexions. We got some helpful tips on how to keep our skin looking healthy and youthful from Beauty Expert Grace Gold!
videopump.tv, dermae.com

Mealtime Holiday Hacks
Chef Aida Mollenkamp helped us put a fresh spin on those holiday favorites at the dinner table!
EasyHomeMeals.com

Holiday Season Planning
BehindTheBuy.com Senior Editor David Gregg stopped by to share some of his top picks for your holiday shopping wishlist!
jura.com, Kyocera HydroLife, Kyocera Brigadier

Finding Quality Care
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for care, connecting families with great caregivers to help you be there for the ones you love. Their solutions help families make informed decisions in one of the most important and highly considered aspects of your family life: finding and managing quality care. In providing families a comprehensive marketplace for care, they are building the largest global destination for quality caregivers to find fulfilling employment and career opportunities!

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November 11, 2014

Family Fun
Aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, there is fun for all! Jessica explored some of the fun things families can do together on board the Disney Dream! To plan your trip, visit DisneyCruise.com and if you want to win a trip for you and your family, enter here!

New Mom Survival Guide
Nationally recognized Parenting Expert, Audrey McClelland, shares tips every soon-to-be parent needs before and after bringing home baby.
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Avoid Holiday Hassle
The countdown to the holidays Is upon us. Children’s Lifestyle Expert, Elizabeth Werner, gave us a sneak peek into what kids will be hoping to see under the tree this year.
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Days Inn
This Veteran’s Day, Days Inn is teaming up with the Armed Forces Vacation Club to give away 7 week-long getaways to deserving veterans across the country! Just share a photo and story of a veteran you think deserves a week away at daysinn.com/heroes and they could win the seven day, six night stay at Days Inn and a $1000 Wyndham Rewards gift card!

Creative Holiday Recipes
We got some Southern style Holiday Entertaining tips from Top Food Writer Chef Virginia Willis!
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Fall Shape Up
Editor-at-Large of SHAPE magazine, Bahar Takhtehchian shared some simple tricks to help us look and feel our best–from what we eat to beauty tips and more!
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Honoring Our Veterans
It’s important to recognize our service members and their families too on Veterans Day. Murphy-Goode is one winery doing it right through their partnership with Operation Homefront they’re helping out military families. Here’s how you can help support this great cause too. Through every bottle sold of Homefront Red, Murphy-Goode will donate 50 cents to Operation Homefront, a non profit organization dedicated to helping veteran and military families in need. For more info on Murphy-Goode and Homefront Red, visit MurphyGoodeWinery.com, and head to OperationHomefront.net to hear about all the positive things they’re doing for military families in need!

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November 10, 2014

Holiday Gifts
“Yes, please” are the words you’ll be hearing from all the people on your list this year if Tech Expert and Emmy Award winning show host, Katie Linendoll has anything to say about it. Katie shared some brilliant holiday gift ideas ranging from the practical to the unique – but all guaranteed to delight.
thunknews.com/yesplease

Holiday Season Planning
BehindtheBuy.com‘s Senior Editor David Gregg stopped in with some of his picks for your holiday shopping list!

Cold & Flu Care
The cooler weather has many catching colds and even the flu, so Lifestyle Expert Jeni Bond stopped by with some items that will help prevent sickness!
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BabyCenter
When you’re having a baby, the questions never stop. Download BabyCenter’s free, top-rated app, and the answers are right at hand. You get daily info about your baby, quick access to your birth club, and the most up-to-date information about all the exciting changes happening to your body–and your life. Plus: the bumpie-selfie tool, a fetal kick tracker and more—all for free! Download it today for your iPhone and Android.

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